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Posted 5 years ago


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Most of the time collectors of American Indian objects weather it's bead work, jewelry, blankets or paintings the everyday objects of the Indian are sometimes over looked. These items are the hardest to find and in some places it is a crime to collect them. In New Mexico it is a crime to pick up any artifact off of state or county property as well as B.L.M. land. On privet property it is considered the land owners property if it is on his or her land. This early American Indian bowl was found on privet property, which belongs to a good friend of mine. The American Indian made thousands of bowls like this for everyday use. When they pick up and moved to a new location for what ever reason they left their eating bowls where they made them so they could travel lighter and more often then not the items would brake in transport. This bowl is quite simple and void of design but beautiful in its simplicity. I ofter wander, who what, when and what tribe, made this bowl. It was found in Northern New Mexico in an area south East of Farminton, New Mexico. I enjoy this as much as any fancy bowl I have seen. Hardbrake


  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Very nice piece . I love it . I remember back when I traveled old route 66 from CA to WI every year we would pull over in desert areas and search for old Indian items . One could find many things back in the day it was a childs dream to find these treasures. There were no laws back then and all my finds are gone / I think my Mom threw them away at some time :-( But you could walk into the caves and homes built into mesa's and cliffs and be the only person there . No one seemed interested at that time in saving these for history . So glad to see those that have been saved and preserved . Thanks for sharing this and taking me on a walk down memory lane :-) PS No AC in cars then in summer as we crossed desert and we lived amazing :-) New Mexico was my favorite place to look .
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Here is link to bracelet ?
  3. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 5 years ago
    Thank You: You're description of the blow is spot on. I have looked at and at time wandered who made it and what age was the maker. The hole family worked together to serve, the young learning from the old how to use what was at hand to full fill their needs. Hardbrake
  4. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 5 years ago
    Wow, to have and touch something like this. To close your eyes and imagine the time in which this was made and used, to see the people. Everything made from the earth by a people holds a part of that person. As well as the people who used it and then left it to be reclaimed again from which it came. What a find.
  5. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the question, this bowl is quite small with an approximate 3 7/8 inch circumference and has a depth of about 1 1/2 inches. This small size aided it in its serving the changes in the seasons. The larger items collect more water and are subject to greater pressures form other objects that it come in contact. Hardbrake
  6. disneypoppop, 5 years ago
    Nice piece. Makes you ponder about it's history.
  7. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    I love this!

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